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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 08:15 PM Reply

I personally don't care about changing my name, I like it.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 14th, 2006 @ 08:23 PM Reply

personally, I don't mind. what's the pint of changing names? just pick a name you like, and stick with it

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 16th, 2006 @ 06:06 AM Reply

You can lock it down Tom. I had this name since day one, it's never changing.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 17th, 2006 @ 12:09 AM Reply

At 11/10/06 09:25 AM, NinoGrounds wrote: My Solution:
1) Let users to change their Usernames.
2) URLs would be : username.newgrounds.com and #id.newgrounds,com

So if they change their username - the first url would be screwed, but the second one wouldn't be, since you can't change your ID.

For security reasons, I will swap my username to NinoGrounds, though.

My solution would be similar, but I would only have the user id number as the url. It'd be similar to how flashes are given a location; by number, not by name. Unless the flashes are also getting their own url. Couldn't a simple search feature be included to locate users?


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 18th, 2006 @ 02:16 AM Reply

I dont have any problems with no being able to change my name and i think u should do what needs to be done for the good of the site. Some users might not like it but the will get over it.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 18th, 2006 @ 07:37 AM Reply

Simple, just have a "permanent" name and a "temporary" name. The permanent name is the one used for the profile site and the temporary can change at the users will, but should generally be the same as the permanent name to make it easier for people to remember your profile name.

Then people can change their temp name for certain occasions.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 18th, 2006 @ 01:10 PM Reply

so its gonna be like a myspace bonus?
tom ur a genius!

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 21st, 2006 @ 01:33 AM Reply

You could just make it so they can change names, but the URL never changes. because, some people make up little production groups, pretend ones, like that they create, and need to change it.

I wont have to, but some people will. And if anyone joins like the Locks, or Clocks, or a gang of some sort, they will need to change the name to like MartinClock, etc. And I think you should be able to change it, as thats a unique thing about here, and one main thing on NG is, the amazing groups, which makes it unique also.

But its all up to the staff, in the long run.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 22nd, 2006 @ 03:09 AM Reply

hmm
i was wondering
was mine the only account that got deleted?
my old username was X_x
and i had for the longest time
and then
poof

now that i tried to log in, its gone :[
can i have it back? </3

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 22nd, 2006 @ 03:17 AM Reply

There are so many complaints about deleted accounts now, email one of the webmasters, maybe there is a problem with the main server -.-

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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 23rd, 2006 @ 09:25 AM Reply

At 11/22/06 03:09 AM, voLumez wrote: hmm
i was wondering
was mine the only account that got deleted?
my old username was X_x
and i had for the longest time
and then
poof

now that i tried to log in, its gone :[
can i have it back? </3

try X-x


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 23rd, 2006 @ 05:00 PM Reply

I would definitely check it out when its up and running!

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Response to Username Lockdown? Dec. 4th, 2006 @ 06:35 PM Reply

NO. Just do what everyone else said and make the username and the display name. Besides, what if someone decides they don't like their name anymore? Come on, Tom, don't be lazy. Your programmers can easily do the two names, and keep the username freedom.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Dec. 10th, 2006 @ 09:40 PM Reply

At 12/4/06 06:35 PM, OMGIROXATTEHINTRANET wrote: NO. Just do what everyone else said and make the username and the display name. Besides, what if someone decides they don't like their name anymore? Come on, Tom, don't be lazy. Your programmers can easily do the two names, and keep the username freedom.

Besides, it's fun to change it for about five minutes and then change back.
Generates lots of lulz.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Feb. 9th, 2007 @ 08:21 AM Reply

At 11/6/06 08:26 PM, TomFulp wrote:

For example, I'm hoping lots of people will check out tomfulp.newgrounds.com once it comes into existence. :)

tomfulp.newgrounds.com? And what's to come in that new site, TomFulp? Can you tell us? Thank you.


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Response to Username Lockdown? May. 3rd, 2008 @ 09:23 PM Reply

I think it should stay as a redirect to your new page until some one else claims the name. The only restriction would be if I change my name from xpnet to xpnet2 .. xpnet will still be locked until I make my 3rd change so the last name I changed to stays locked just in case I decided I wanted to go back to my old name.

If you need some help with the programming end I have plenty of experence and work close enough.

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Response to Username Lockdown? May. 4th, 2008 @ 07:25 AM Reply

Come on. you should have been careful choosing your username. if you dont like it, TOO BAD

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Response to Username Lockdown? May. 6th, 2008 @ 02:56 AM Reply

User IDs in the URL are better in my opinion, since they are limitless (because names have limits, and numbers don't), but it also makes a hard time for people to type out a certain user's webpage URL.

In the meanwhile, Usernames in the URL aren't good for a site that receives a lot of incoming users. It might give people an easy time typing an user's URL, but there's a certain limit to the number of users that this system can hold. (Note: Limit depends on the maximum number of characters allowed per username.)

It's up to you, Tom. You could make a poll or something like that, or sort out the problem yourselves. I hope you could sail through this dilemma safely.

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Response to Username Lockdown? Sep. 30th, 2008 @ 07:04 PM Reply

I guess I'll stick to this username. There is a little part of me that wants to change it but I don't know what to. So I'll guess I'll stick to it :P


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Response to Username Lockdown? Sep. 30th, 2008 @ 11:01 PM Reply

At 9/30/08 07:04 PM, Randy74 wrote: I guess I'll stick to this username. There is a little part of me that wants to change it but I don't know what to. So I'll guess I'll stick to it :P

Uh, isn't this 2 years ago?


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Response to Username Lockdown? Oct. 1st, 2008 @ 09:35 PM Reply

I still wish I could go back and have of my alts changed, but oh well.. I'll just make new accounts if it comes down to it..

One for each thing.. XD


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Response to Username Lockdown? Oct. 4th, 2008 @ 06:52 PM Reply

Id say let EVERYONE change their name for a whole week and let people mix n match and try out new names, then lock it down. I dont like my name too much. Id love to change it, and the only reason ive never asked before is because i keep putting it off, i know my chances are slim, and i always figure i can do it one day.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Oct. 13th, 2008 @ 04:54 PM Reply

There is always the option to not have your user name in the url that would make it a lot easier to do for the site than lock down on user names. That way links won't be dead and user names can be changed as often as on pleases.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Oct. 13th, 2008 @ 05:33 PM Reply

Maybe you can create something that when someone changes there name, it keeps kind of a log file, that lists the current and past names. And have a script run through and just redirect people.

Or that same concept but have it auto delete old username after a month, in which I'm sure people could easily find that their friends name has been changed


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Response to Username Lockdown? Nov. 6th, 2008 @ 04:22 PM Reply

If i must keep mine, I'll will.

But I'd like too change.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Mar. 2nd, 2012 @ 09:31 AM Reply

I think NG should let players change their username. Existing external links to the old profile page's url should redirect to the new one. In order to prevent people from changing their username 1000s of times and locking all those urls to their own profile, there could be a maximum history of 2 or 3 usernames for each user.


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Response to Username Lockdown? Jan. 20th, 2013 @ 02:24 PM Reply

I wanna change my name to MadWasp01, but it's locked now :(


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Response to Username Lockdown? Feb. 27th, 2013 @ 05:24 PM Reply

I have no reason to change my username. This has been my name on the internet for years and I plan on keeping it that way.


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